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A quarter-century has passed since a group placed a number of items into a time capsule at Nicolet College in Rhinelander and this Saturday you can find out what 1994 was all about.

The public is invited to witness the opening of the capsule Saturday, October 12, in the Northwoods Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mary Fortier was working at Nicolet when the capsule was put together and it was completed on October 12, 1994...

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A new report has a good deal of optimism for graduates of Wisconsin's technical colleges.

With graduations across Wisconsin this month, a spokesperson says new graduates of Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges can be confident in their job prospects.

During its meeting in Madison last week, the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board discussed a recent report of outcomes for 2018 technical college graduates. Spokesperson Conor Smyth explains says graduates tend to stay where they're schooled... 

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Anyone interested in going to college has an opportunity to 'one-stop shop' at Nicolet College this Friday at College Visit Day.

Those attending will be able to connect with a Career Coach to learn about mapping a plan for college, completing the application, and paying for college.

Nicolet Director of Enrollment Erika Warning says anyone thinking about coursework should stop by...

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An effort at Nicolet College to help students during the partial government shutdown has caught on.

Because many Nicolet students receive some sort of government food assistance, they were out of luck while the argument continued in Washington, D.C.

Nicolet College Student Engagement and Career Development coach Sara Tienhaara says the pantries are located in all six academic buildings...

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Last week, Kate Ferrel, the Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Nicolet College introduced Governor Scott Walker to a concept named "Nicolet My Way" during a visit to the welding lab.

The effort involves a new, flexible learning model for Nicolet College students.

The Dean of Trade, Industry and Apprenticeships, Jeff Labs explains the change from past Nicolet practices...

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Governor Walker told students and staff at Nicolet College Tuesday he thinks the "Nicolet My Way" program that features flexibility in study is an effective model to train the future workforce. Walker toured the criminal justice, welding and other areas during the stop. Walker says he's hearing from employers they need trained workers...

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Nearly one million dollars in grants have been awarded to Nicolet Area Technical College in competitive grants from Wisconsin Technical College System.

Nicolet applied for 11 grants. For the second straight year, the college was awarded 100 percent funding for each application that was submitted

An innovative program at Nicolet College has saved  students tens of thousands of dollars in textbook costs.

The college has found a way to get the textbook course material online at a free source which students can tap into. Manager of Open Educational and Instructional Resources at Nicolet, Cindy Domaika outlines how it works...

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Best practices for businesses to recruit and retain military veterans will be the focus of a free Hire Up event at Nicolet College.

Nicolet Dean of Workforce and Economic Development Sandy Bishop talks about the focus of the session...

"....this program is the next in a series of programs the college is doing that focuses on local businesses recruit, work with and hire veterans, the unemployed and the underemployed. How best to provide services and work with them...."

Presentations by three experts highlight the half-day event.

One of the best art exhibits in Wisconsin will open Saturday when the 30th Annual Northern National Art Competition holds an opening reception at 5 p.m. in the Nicolet College Art Gallery.

Gallery Director Katy Ralph says it's a juried contemporary art competition that showcases high-quality work from around the country, with a few artists from the Northwoods....

" usual, our judge has selected a wonderful and very diverse exhibit. Photography and fiber art and all kinds of different paintings and I think it's going to be a wonderful show...."

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A look into the field of manufacturing is being offered Wednesday at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. Those interested in careers in Electromechanical, Industrial Mechanical or welding are invited Wednesday to the Lakeside Center.

College career coach Angeline Kesler says it's a good way to promote manufacturing careers... jan tik-Flikr

Personal safety will be at the center of two classes Nicolet College in Rhinelander will offer multiple times in July and August.

One class is a two-hour overview on how to stay safe and defend yourself. The second is a more in depth, four-hour class that will cover the same topics and feature additional demonstrations and hands-on activities.

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An innovative approach to inclusive post-secondary education for adult learners with intellectual disabilities had their graduation ceremonies Friday.

The program is based at Nicolet College in Rhinelander and is designed for students who require more than the traditional level of support in order to be successful in a college environment.

Katherine Garrison is Jump!Start liaison.

She says the program is just one of six of its type in Wisconsin and the only program in northern Wisconsin.

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Students at Nicolet College's AODA and Criminal Justice programs held a joint training session this week learning about how to work with a person having a personal crisis.

Tekia Longstreet is Nicolet College Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinator and AODA instructor.

She says the two programs held the mock drills as students in both programs at some point in their careers may have to deal with a person in crisis...

April is National Poetry Month and Nicolet College is holding its 7th Annual Poetry Project.

Ocie Kilgus is a Nicolet instructor and coordinator of the project. The best original writing from both a student and community member will be judged after the project ends on April 30. The winning student will be awarded the $300 Ron Parkinson Poetry Matters Student Scholarship. The community member will receive dinner for two at Church Street Inn in Hazelhurst.

Kilgus says aspiring poets will also have a chance to read their works at ArtStart in Rhinelander...